The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

UPDATE: CITY HALL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

UPDATE: April's City Council meeting is still scheduled. This is subject to change given how the pandemic progresses. We will work to keep everyone informed the best we can. 

For the safety of the citizens and employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Peru is strongly encouraging everyone to follow the recommended practices outlined by the Miami County Health Department below. These actions may seem extreme or disruptive to your daily life, but if we take steps now, and make decisions that are preventive, we will protect the most vulnerable among our city, while still providing essential services to our community in the long run.

 

Beginning today, March 13, 2020, Peru City Hall will be closed to all employees who do not work at City Hall and the general public. All essential employees will be reporting to work at City Hall and at all City departments given they are in good health. We ask that all payments to the City be made via phone (765-472-2400) or postal mail (35 South Broadway, Peru, IN 46970). For your benefit and the benefit of our staff, we will not take in person payments until further notice. This decision was made after significant consultation and collaboration with the Miami County Health Department Health Officer.

 

All non-essential public meetings, including, but not limited to Board of Works, Planning and Zoning, Parks, and so on are hereby postponed until further notice.

 

We are in unprecedented times and ask that everyone be flexible, understanding, patient, and cautious. This situation is constantly evolving and we will keep you informed as we learn new information. Thank you for your understanding. Please do not hesitate to call City Hall at 765-472-2400 with any questions.

 

 

03/13/20

Miami County Health Department Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

As reported today there are 12 cases in Indiana. The Miami County Health Officer, Dr. Christi Redmon is issuing the following recommendations for Miami County residents. There is no vaccine available that can protect against the virus however advanced personal hygiene can help protect a person from being infected. Miami County Health Officer recommends Social Distancing- at least 3 feet; if Miami County gets a Coronavirus case the Miami County Health Officer will update business and residents.

At this time Dr. Christi Redmon Miami County Health Officer request Miami County Schools close @ the end of today 3/13/2020 and remain closed until further notice. Timeliness is critical for slowing spread of virus,  by closing schools and avoidance of large crowds early in the Pandemic.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw away the tissue in the trash and then wash your hands. Men do not use a “handkerchief”
  • Handwashing is one of the single most important and effective ways to protect against viruses or any illness.
  • Use soap (preferably liquid) as bar soap can transmit pathogens (germs)
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds- soap and water- wash between the fingers.
  • Dry your hands with a disposable paper towel. Use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands- however washing hands with soap and water is always best.
  • If you feel ill, call your healthcare provider FIRST rather than going to the office or ED waiting room. If you feel you need immediate attention call 911 and tell them the symptoms you are having so they are aware of and prepared with proper personal protective clothing to protect you and themselves.
  • older people > 60 are at increased risk of serious outcomes from the virus and those risks increase even further for individuals > 80 and underlying disease states and those who are immune compromised. 
  • Indiana State Department of Health https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm
  • CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

These measures are intended to decrease the unintended spread of the virus. Dr. Redmon and the county, city authorities will continue to assess the situation and will issue appropriate updates. 

Miami County Health Dept

765-472-3901 X1215/1216